2014-02-23 — God Communicates His Wisdom For Our Glory

Church Year: Epiphany 7:
Date: February 23, 2014

Theme: God Communicates His Wisdom For Our Glory

– 1 Corinthians 2:6-13

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 381 : I Know my Faith is Founded Hymnary.org link
TLH 291 : Lamp of our Feet Whereby We Trace Hymnary.org link
TLH 294 : O Word of God Incarnate Hymnary.org link
TLH 48 : How Blest are they who Hear God's Word Hymnary.org link
S.S. Children

Scripture Readings:

Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18
Matthew 5:38-48

Theme: God Communicates His Wisdom For Our Glory

1 Corinthians 2:6–13 (Listen)

Wisdom from the Spirit

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

  “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
  what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.1


[1] 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual